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Private Wheelhouse with large terrace

Unique houseboat studio with the most amazing views of Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.7/5 (15 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Unique wheelhouse with amazing panoramic views
  2. Nice and quiet location near the Jordaan area
  3. Perfect for couples
  1. Full privacy
  2. Easy to get around

Houseboat summary

We love to welcome you aboard our former ferry and share the most wonderful room with you: the original wheelhouse. This is the one and only private accommodation with a full 360 degrees panoramic view. And what a view: you can see the edge of the Jordaan area, the IJ river and the astonishing new building 'Pontsteiger'. We warmly welcome couples who want to have an unforgettable Amsterdam houseboat experience!

Houseboat description

Our floating home is docked in one of the oldest harbors in Amsterdam: the 'Houthavens'. Although it is near the buzzing Jordaanarea (2 min. walking) and Central Station (15 min.) you will experience that this is actually a very nice and quiet area. You are assured to have a great night rest, yet be close to many great things to see and do. It is a real houseboat community and we love you to be part of it. 

The Wheelhouse is fully private and you have your own entrance, bathroom and fridge. We live on the same boat, on the lower floor, but this is completely separated from your part so you have all the privacy in the world. 

The wheelhouse includes a large and high quality double bed, compact dining table, private bathroom with shower, private terrace, coffee and tea, small fridge with free drinks, tourist information and a wonderful panoramic view. 

Within a few minutes walking you will find numerous great restaurants and coffee places to have breakfast and diner. Not only in the cosmopolitan Jordaan you will find great bars and restaurants, but also along the IJ River there are exciting places to eat and drink. We both work in the event business, so finding the best spots (restaurants, cafe's, museums and clubs) is part of or job. And we love to share our best tips with you!

You can get around both on foot and bike very easy, but also public transport is very good. 

But probably the best place to have a drink and enjoy the city is your own 20 sqm terrace. With good weather this is a superb place to sit back and relax while the city life passes by. Watch boats pass, along with the swans and ducks that are our neighbors. If weather and time permits, we can even take you on a private guided tour with our vintage speedboat. 

For young parents (such as ourselves) we know that traveling with a baby can be a challenge. Therefore we provide a baby cot so you don't have to travel with it. And let us know if you have any special requests - we always love to help you out.

We hope to have given you the best possible impression and look forward to welcome you aboard!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The bedroom offers a comfortable and large double bed. The bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. 

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Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Linen provided
Towels provided

Dining table & chairs

We don't have a kitchen, but there is a fridge and coffee and tea facilities. Within a few minutes walking there are various great places for breakfast, lunch and diner.


WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Central heating

We have central heating so you are assure to be comfortably warm all year round - even on the coldest winter nights.


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide

If weather and our time schedule permits, we can take you on a private guided tour with our vintage speedboat. Please inform for options and rates.


Houseboat owner



This is our family! We live in our houseboat for 10 years now, with our three sons. You are more then welcome to stay in the B&B. Actually, this is the best spot of the boat!

We try to make you feel as much at home as possible! We are relaxed, laidback people. We love our family, friends, food and traveling.
We are happy to welcome you!

Eltjo Liselore Carel en Gilles & Ramses

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, German, Dutch

15 Reviews - Private Wheelhouse with large terrace

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Jan R - Germany

    18 Aug

    All good:)

    Everything was as expected. The Place was good to find and close enough to the City Center to Walk.

    Nice Place to stay for a couple of Nights and very uncomplicated owners:)

    Thanks for having US:)

  2. Sabine Z - Germany

    26 Sep

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    It was all around to feel good. A sundowner on the patio. Easy rocking to fall asleep. The tranquility in the harbor despite the central location. We had our bikes with us and were completely immersed in the flair of Amsterdam. Very attentive, nice hosts. We hope to come back!

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  3. Paul B - France

    03 Nov


    We had an awesome time in Amsterdam and staying in this houseboat was such a pleasure!! Thank you for everything, it was all perfect!

  4. Somer M - the United States

    03 Sep

    Perfect and unique stay!

    Absolutely loved our stay from start to finish! We were given easy instructions on how to get to the boat and were warmly greeted and given ample suggestions. The room itself is small and cozy but is perfect for what you should need. Very comfortable bed, warm shower, and coffee in the mornings! Would highly recommend to anyone in the future. Thanks for the stay!

  5. Lina M - Germany

    15 Sep

    Those looking for something special ... Show original

    The small, cozy accommodation on the houseboat is just right for couples who are looking for peace and a special flair after an eventful day in Amsterdam. The room offers just as much comfort as you need for cozy evenings for two, the atmosphere on the boat and the view are fantastic - for me the epitome of luxury and worth more than a lavishly furnished hotel room!

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